New Hampshire Man Seriously Injured After Being Dragged Under Speedboat
PHILIPSBURG — Police say a New Hampshire man was seriously injured in a boating accident recently in Sint Maarten.
Jon Binney was heading to the Sint Maarten shore in a dingy Wednesday when he was hit by a speedboat and dragged underneath.
“His entire pelvis is crushed his girdle the whole area is crushed…He has broken four ribs…broken both shoulder blades,” said Sian Binney, Jon Binney’s daughter.
Binney’s daughter said that the boat was going about 30 mph. It stopped when someone realized that he was being dragged.
“I guess the speedboat didn’t stop until someone on board realized that they were dragging him under the boat,” Sian said.
Binney was taken to a hospital with severe injuries including four broken ribs, a shattered pelvis and two fractured shoulder blades.
He was airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after it was determined that his injuries were too complex to be treated at the Sint Maarten hospital. It’s not clear what his current condition is.